The Goat Spot Forum banner

Wiether pull hair

854 Views 15 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  Tanya
We have a 5 month old whether that pulls the hair out of another goat. The goat is 13 and at the end of his life with arthritis and getting thin other problems. Don't expect him to last more than a month or 2 but is a super friendly guy and so gentle.
This little wiether is just terrible by pulling his hair and eating it. It does not do this to anyone else. He has a brother that does not do this. Get plenty of good pasture, I give corn to also and access to minerals.

Is it just mean?
1 - 1 of 16 Posts
Goats chew hair for 3 reasons. Hair contains keratin. Its a mineral naturally produced by the body. If their body is low they will eat hair.

Protien is another. But it doesnt last long.

Third reason is boredom and attention seeking. If it is a continued behaviour that doesnt stop the wether needs proper stimulation.
  • Like
Reactions: 2
1 - 1 of 16 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.